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Museum Live 2020

POSTPONED until October 2021

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Phil Morris Racing

POSTPONED until October 2021

NMM “Live” Open Day – Sat 31st October 2020

Following our biggest Museum LIVE ever in October 2019, Saturday 31/10/20 will see the museum host our 7th annual free open day when everyone will be invited to visit the museum collection free of charge*. Now one of the largest events in the biking calendar, there will also be a host of other free attractions including our amazing “stars on stage” feature.

*Car parking charges apply.

National Motorcycle Museum Live event

2020  Highlights

Free Museum Entry: Everyone is invited to visit the museum collection, free-of-charge.

Indoor Autojumble & Trade Area: The event will feature a large indoor trade area held within the warm & dry surroundings of the National Motorcycle Museum’s conference facilities. For details of how to book a 6ft pitch for just £70.00 (ex VAT) with electric hook up (if required) charged at £25.00 (ex VAT) contact Dan Powell on (01675) 444112 or e-mail

The event will also feature trade stands & displays from many well-known names including Central Wheel Components Ltd, H&H Classic Auctions, Footman James, Triumph, Bonhams Auctioneers and Sealey Tools.

The museum shop will also be open throughout the event selling a huge range of classic motorcycling books, clothing & memorabilia.

Meet The Experts presented in association with Central Wheel Components Ltd:

In attendance will be some of the museum’s specialist suppliers & craftsmen (including our own restoration team) as well as other classic motorcycling personalities who will be available to chat and answer questions. Don’t miss the LIVE wheel building demos by Central Wheel Components Ltd.


LIVE “Start Up” Feature Presented by the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling:

See & HEAR some of the most famous race machines in the world started up in our LIVE Start-Up zone, situated in our external fountain courtyard area. Bikes old and new will include some of the museum’s famous racing inventory as well as ex-Moto GP bikes courtesy of the Brackley Festival of Motorcycling & Phil Morris Racing.



Car parking for the event is just £10.00 per car with motorcycle parking absolutely free. Given the events huge popularity, the museum encourages car sharing which makes this nominal parking charge even better value!

Stars on Stage Feature:

TT legend & TV presenter STEVE PLATER will host two special FREE TO ENTER “stars on stage” features at 11.00am & 2.00pm.


Held on the stage in the museum’s magnificent Britannia suite, these now legendary free 1 hour chat shows feature a whole host of motorcycling personalities from the past & present.

Our mega star names will be announced in the coming weeks. Watch this space!   

All our guest stars will also be making personal appearances to sign your favorite memorabilia in addition to some special book/memorabilia signing sessions.


The RealClassic Car-Park Concours:

Real Classic magazine editor Frank Westworth will choose his top three bikes from all the “ridden-in” motorcycles to the event at noon on 31/10/20. Prizes will be awarded to the winners and be featured in a future edition of the magazine.


Food Court & Bar:

Fantastic catering provided by the museum’s chefs will be available in our Premier Suite food court & bar area.

The museum restaurant will also be open as normal serving a wide variety of hot meals and snacks from breakfast time onwards.

Summer Raffle 2020

Plus The Draw For The Best Classic Motorcycle Raffle Prize In The World:

Our summer 2020 raffle to win an amazing classic motorcycle will be drawn by one of our celebrity guests live on stage during the afternoon of the event on 31/10/20.

You can enter to win this amazing prize with raffle tickets available to purchase on-line or by calling the Museum on 01675 444123.

Raffle tickets available to purchase on-line

Or by calling the Museum on 01675 444140